Injured Bijlee Needs Your Help Mumbai!

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Bijlee being lifted by a crane
Bijlee lies in the rain
Bijlee lies in the rain

Unless you’ve been living under a stone, you would have heard about Bijlee, the aged and hurt elephant, who is lying helplessly in Mulund, waiting to be treated, cured. Her owners do not have the means to help her recover. Mumbai based animal NGO, Animals Matter To Me (AMTM) has come forward to help the animal, and now has written consent from the owners of Bijlee to take care of her for next four months.

But there are numerous challenges in getting this done.

Bijlee is really hurt, has sores over her body and is in terrible pain. She has fractured her bones and is unable to get up. She is heavy animal and the NGO has tried lifting her with a crane but even that has not helped. Everyday Mumbaikars are visiting the spot and trying to help lift the suffering animal so that she may be moved to BSPCA but in vain. The rain has made things worse for Bijlee whose wounds are wet and in danger of becoming septic. And everyday the number of citizens showing up to help her is decreasing.

Bijlee being lifted by a crane
Bijlee being lifted by a crane

Anything that can help relieve Bijlee of her pain and help her reach BSPCA is worth trying at this point. Bijlee and Animals Matter To Me needs your help readers. Wondering what you can do to help? Lots.

Here are some ideas on how you can help – 

  • Do you have some spare time on your hand to go down to Mulund where Bijlee is? She is weak and frail and every time she lies down, it is very difficult for her to stand back up on her feet. Your presence in person will help AMTM with that extra push. You can also volunteer to help organize food, water, medication for her, or help build a shed to save her from the rain; there is a lot to do.
  • Bijlee being treated
    Bijlee being treated

    Do you know a vet or an animal specialist who has experience or knowledge of handling larger animals? Any contacts or leads will be useful for AMTM right now.

  • Do you have ideas on how Bijlee can be moved to BSPCA? She is too weak to stand up on her own. Do you know crews or specialists who have experience is transporting large animals? Any leads or contacts will be helpful to AMTM in understanding the situation and handling it better.
  • If you can, please donate generously. Every rupee matters and will be helpful in bringing Bijlee closer to recovery.
  • Share this post, spread the word, ask friends to share it too, and hopefully we will come across someone who might be able to help her.
  • Follow AMTM on Facebook, share their updates and help spread the word so that we can chance upon some useful information or help.

You can send proceeds in favour of “Animals Matter To Me, Mumbai” to:

Bijlee
Bijlee

AMTM Mumbai,
B601, Shyam Nagar, Blue meadows
Off JVLR, Behind Majas depot,
Jogeshwari (East)- Mumbai 400060
Landmark – Ganpati Mandir Lane.

Online fund transfers can be done to our saving bank account (SB a/c) in the name of:

“Animals Matter to Me, Mumbai”
SB Account number – 911010036376599
IFSC/RTGS Code: UTIB0000395
Axis Bank, MIDC branch, Andheri(E), Mumbai-400 093

All donations are tax exempted under section 80G Income Tax act Receipts will be couriered.

For more information, you can mail at ganesh@amtmindia.org or call Call Ganesh at 9819380310 or Parag at 9867303540.

Bijlee is a loving animal, with unconditional and unending love for her owners. AMTM shared a story where she was moved to a shelter a few years ago and refused to eat anything for three weeks since she was united with her owners. Bijlee has entertained many of us for years. It’s time to give back Mumbai. Open your hearts once again. Here’s praying for Bijlee’s quick recovery!

UPDATE: Great news! Bijlee’s treatment has begun and a specialist vet has flown down from Assam to treat her. AMTM has also managed to set up a shed at the location to save her from the rain. AMTM also updated their Facebook page that they have received enough donations thanks to all the kind hearted people and don’t need cash anymore for now.  Cheers to the braveheart Bijlee and to Mumbai’s giving spirit. Here’s wishing Bijlee a quick recovery.

UPDATE: AMTM has posted on their FB page that they have already spent Rs 1 lakh eighty thousand on Bijlee’s treatment. And so they will need more donations.

You can still go and visit Bijlee at Raja Industrial Estate, near Fortis Wockhardt Hospital, Mulund West.

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Founding Editor at MumbaiMag, graffiti and street art lover, traveller, blogger and amateur photographer, slave to Thor, my Lab.

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Founding Editor at MumbaiMag, graffiti and street art lover, traveller, blogger and amateur photographer, slave to Thor, my Lab.